From the different modes of operation of art I prefer the one to set a frame - not to fill it, but only to set it, as a suggestion, as an invitation to perception. Within the frame, something appears that is not art itself, but is made visible by it. The simplest example of this is the rectangle I shape with my fingers to enclose a frame. The rectangle is that what is made, staged: art, my suggestion for perception. But what you see through the rectangle is: the world? - maybe the world from a certain point of view. So the complement of art might be - and at least in this case: the positive, the given.
Monday, January 27 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Columbia College, 109 (Hokin Lecture Hall) 623 S Wabash Ave